What does the word submission mean?

Usage examples for submission

  1. But the Elector, who drew the line of submission at his conscience and faith, declared, " that they were able indeed to deprive him of the books, but could not tear out of his heart what he had learned from them." – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  2. And, I have not the least doubt, those men would see one half of the people's throats cut in order to reduce the rest to silent submission. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  3. But underneath her submission that day was a growing uneasiness, fiercely suppressed. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart